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    Default pain meds advice for kidney failure bunny

    hi my bunny teddy is suffering badly with his arthritus at the moment but as he is a kidney failure bunny metacam is not good for him. i am however giving him it at the moment as i can not have him in pain but i wondered what others have used that may be safer for him.


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    What about acupuncture ?

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    i have heard good things about acupunture but don't know of anyone in my area which is lincolnshire.


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    Acupuncture. You can find a vet who does it from www.abva.co.uk. (You dont have to change vets, you're just getting an extra treatment. Do discuss with your normal vet of course though.) Expect to pay around 30 a session but you may find your insurance covers it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny mad lisa View Post
    i have heard good things about acupunture but don't know of anyone in my area which is lincolnshire.
    My Vet does acupuncture and it has really helped some of my arthritic Buns.

    Maybe put a thread up in Rabbit Chat asking if anyone knows of a Vet who does acupuncture in your area ?

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    I have a very good accupuncture vet in Cambridge
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    I wish we had done acupuncgture with Rosie, but I didn't know it was an option. She had a spinal issue and we used tiny doses of Temgesic (buprenorphine) to ease her pain. It didn't space her out because the doses were small.


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    my 9yr old bun had Cartrophen injections for arthritis once a week for 4 weeks at 6 monthly intervals and they helped her a lot. I don't know whether it would be suitable for your bun? I think its good to give pain relief where possible.
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